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    How to do S-Off on HTC One M8

    S-Off on HTC One M8 means permanent root. That means your device is now completely unlocked. You can install custom recovery and go ahead with installing various roms. HTC One M8 is a high end phone is the market. HTC has the most complicated rooting process compared to all other phone in the market. Today I will give you step by step instruction to enable S-Off on One M8. Remember that this one is a unofficial method. You will lose your phone warranty after this. So do this on your own risk.


    • Backup your entire phone data. Do not move ahead unless you have all the files saved.
    • Charger phone to maximum. Never attempt to root or flash rom if the battery is low.
    • Update your device with latest usb drivers. This will help your device to connect effectively with pc.
    • You have to configure adb on your system. You will need a windows pc for that. An then enable debugging.
    • I had divided the guide into different parts. Refer the steps carefully.

    Configuring Android ADB on Windows PC:

    • Download Android SDK on your system. Extract the downloaded content in a folder.
    • Download Adb and Fastboot if you can get the zip file separately.
    • The next step is to update the latest USB driver for HTC One M8. Download and install it in your system.
    • Remove HTC Sync from your system.
    • Go in your HTC One M8 device Settings and tap on security. Turn off everything. From there enable unknown sources from there to install third party apk files.
    • Go in Developer option and then enable Usb debugging. You can find that in About > Software Information > More. You have to tap not hat 9 times to enable USB Debugging.
    • Download WeakSauce for HTC - It is an apk file.
    • Now connect your device to your pc through original usb cable. The device will be detected if you have the drivers.
    • Now go in the folder where you had extracted android adb. Just hold shift and right click to launch cmd. Then type adb devices and hit enter. The phone will appear up.
    • The next step is to transfer firewater in the device. For that download it first. Move it the same adb folder.
    • Type fastboot and hit enter. Type fastboot erase cache and hit enter. Then again type fastboot oem rebootRUU and hit enter. After that type fastboot flash zip hboot_firewater_<nameoffirwaterzip>.zip and hit enter. The last command you have to type is fastboot reboot-bootloader.
    • This will grant S-off to the HTC One M8 device. The phone will reboot if things are ok here. You had done with S-Off process. Then comes rooting.

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    Re: How to do S-Off on HTC One M8

    There are two method of this. The first you can use a custom recovery file and flash it with us and the second method is manual method. It is for those who do not want to install custom recovery here.

    Using Recovery Rooting:

    • Under this you have to downloads supersu zip and copy the same in the memory card of your phone.
    • Then go in cmd an type adb reboot bootloader and hit enter.
    • You have to flash the device with CWM and TWRP for that before doing this. Or else it will not work.
    • Once done boot your phone in CWM or TWRP and choose install from zip card.
    • Select the SuperSu zip file and done. This is a simple permanent root method.

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